I posted a picture on Instagram a couple days before Easter and said the only treats I wanted the Easter bunny to bring me was Essie polishes. Imagine my surprise when I showed up at church on Sunday morning and a friend gave me a gift bag with 4 new Essie polishes in it! The Easter bunny delivered! My friend happened to be in Red Deer visiting her parents over the weekend, and she went to Target on the last day they were open so everything was 90% off. She scooped up the last 4 Essie's for me for less than $4. I love that she thought of me!
This colour called Sugar Daddy was one of the ones in the gift bag. A totally sheer neutral that gives your nails a healthy pink glow. I did a bit of research and Sugar Daddy was born in 2004 and is definitely a classic sheer polish that Essie is known for.
I started my nail polish collection (and Essie addiction) 2.5 years ago after kicking a 20 year nail biting habit. One of the hardest things during that time, was making my nails actually look decent. Trying to heal my ragged cuticles and let my little nubs grow was not pretty. I polished them to cover them up, but they were so short I would get polish all over the skin. This would have been THE perfect colour during that time. Like the popular "no-make up, makeup look" this polish gives you the "your nails, but better" look.
If you didn't have a lot of time, but wanted a quick but pretty clean look for your nails, Sugar Daddy would be perfect. You don't need a base coat. Just one or two quick thin coats. You could even skip top coat and be out the door in 10 minutes and not even have to worry about cleaning up polish around your cuticles.
The formula is great and leaves no streaks. One or two coats is all you need. It's meant to be sheer, so don't even try to build it up to full opacity because you'd never get there. If you are into french manicures, this would be the perfect sheer pink to use.
I love this as a clean "nude" look. If your nails were looking tired or dry and brittle, this would give them that healthy pink glow that's so flattering.
Sugar Daddy is available anywhere you find Essie since it's part of the permanent collection. What do you think of this polish? Would you wear a sheer nude?